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americans care about this particular story? >> well, the u.s. pentagon is leading the development of oil and gas in afghanistaned and what that has meant is an increase in violence. that's a problem for afghans certainly, and it's a problem for troops fighting in afghanistan, and it could be a cause to delay our leaving afghanistan, which i think something most americans want to see happen. >> john: indeed. now when we think about holy-producing nations afghanistan does not usually come up in the top ten. how much oil is underneath afghan soil. >> yeah, it doesn't have a lot. it doesn't have a lot of natural gas. it doesn't compare to iraq. afghanistan has 1.6 billion barrels compared to iraq's 116. that said, any oil and natural gas right now is oil and natural gas that somebody wants and is going to fight for. also afghanistan is very strategiccally located among other countries that do have oil and natural gas holdings. both have resources of its own that are important and the strategic location of the other countries that have even more than it does. >> john: the mining of this oil a
as the pentagon today lifts the ban on women in combat. big move. a great move. hello, everybody. happy, happy thursday and welcome, welcome to the "full court press." coming to you live all the way across this great land of ours. god bless america. we're booming out to you on your local progressive talk radio station. how lucky you are if you've got one. treasury -- treasure it. support it. this hour only on exirious. all three hours on current tv. good to have you with us. you can actually become a partner in the program. express your point of view. we want to know what you think about them. it is as important as anything i have to say. you can do so by giving us a call at 1-866-55-press. that's our toll free number. you can follow us on twitter at bpshow. more and more people do. i was tweeting out yesterday from the white house briefing and you can follow my tweets there as long as you sign up to follow us on twitter. or on facebook at facebook.com/billpressshow. there is a lot to talk about today. this lifting of the ban on women in combat, hillary clinton testifying yesterday in front of
turks," go to youtube.com/t.m/t. iewpoint"vs wpxtnt s .ayight er rhte. >> john: the pentagon finally lifts that women in combat ban in 2013. which is kind of like having your parents finally give you that talk about the birds and the bees when you're 40. >>> the right wing and mainstream media have been insulting hillary clinton for two decades now and the result is she's the most respected woman in the world! good work, guys. >>> j.j. abrams has been tapped to direct "star wars" episodes seven leading fans to pray for a sequel that somehow features the lost smoke monster eating jar jar. today is the birth of the day late john belushi and gary hart and on this date in 1984, the first apple macintosh went on sale briefly followed by the short-lived apple rotary phone. not quite as successful. this is "viewpoint." >> john: good evening, i'm john fuglesang. thank you so much for joining us this evening. now for nearly 20 years despite massacres at schools theatres and malls and tens you of thousands of gun deaths overall there have been no new gun control bills signed into law. the last
-range ballistic missile with a nuclear warhead last month. >>> the pentagon meanwhile offering limited support to french troops as they continue to fight islamic militants in mali. transport planes are helping move men and gear into the west african country but officials insist the american footprint on the ground will stay small. france also asking for help refueling its warplanes but president obama has not yet made a decision on whether he will authorize the use of u.s. aerial tankers. he's asking for more information from france on its overall plans. the fear is that more u.s. involvement could endanger american personnel and facilities in the region if we come to be seen as a cocombatant in that conflict. then back here at home, national rifle association chief wayne lapierrre is keeping up his combative stance with president obama, now attacking the inaugural address. in a speech in reno last night lapierrre accused the president of attacking supporters of the second amendment saying universal background checks are good for two things, either taxing gun owners or taking their guns away.
announcing yesterday that the pentagon is lifting the ban on women in combat making it real. 2028 william have served in combat in iraq and afghanistan. over 130 gave their lives. they are capable of doing the job. they should be recognized as such. now, they will be. great move forward. good for leon panetta. good for president obama we will talk about that and more here on today's "full-court press." here she is, a woman who does verbal combat every day and is damn good at it out in los angeles with today's current current news update jacki schechner. >> good morning. senator john kerry has everyone talking about climate change. he and yesterday for his confirmation hearing and laid emphasis on two less obvious facets of foreign policy, the earnvinement and his economy and talked about the u.s. putting its own fiscal house in order to be a leader on the world stage. kerry, a long-time clean energy advocate says it is a $6 trillion market worth millions of american jobs and we need to get in the game. >> the solution of climate change is energy policy. and
the joint chiefs of staff. this was not imposed on them by any civilians in the pentagon or the white house. the joint chiefs recommended it because women are already in combat. let's start paying the ones who are in combat, what they deserve >> it is not like every woman in the military will be in combat. you've got to earn it. there's going to be tests. i mean come on, they're not just going to send people out there who aren't qualified. we don't have time to talk about hillary's testimony on the hill last week. just the floodgates of right wing misogyny that that opened up. preview of what's to come, i think. >> john: i think you're right eric. they had eight years of hating her as first lady. 12 years of loving her as a senator and secretary of state and now they're looking at 2016, they're going to hate her all over again to hurt her so chris christie, who they also hate, can become president. one more thing about the women in combat. there's so many men in the military who aren't fit for combat. there were so many women who are ready for combat and haven't been allowed to serve. i wan
. pentagon reporters say the policy shift is just semantics -- a reflection rather of what is already happening on the ground. women have been serving alongside their male counterparts in danger zones for years. the exclusion policy prohibits women from serving directly in combat, but there have been 152 female troops killed in what are defined as quote, support roles in iraq and afghanistan. now there are 250,000 jobs open to women that weren't open before. there may still be some positions that the military considers inappropriate for women, and the officials have until january 2016 to carve out her to exceptions. 14% of our american tear personnel are women. and north korea plans to bring out more missiles samed at the us. they are reacting to a sanction against them. north korea often issued these kind of threats, but doesn't have the technology to carry them out at this point. we're back after the break. the headlines. (vo) in the minefield of the nation's gun control debate, this could be the most polarizing issue. >> anybody can claim stand your ground and t
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